continued from story on extent of “renovations” at one high school, serving 550 students, while other modernizations go waiting or wanting.

As MacPherson notes, on the Education Town Hall of 10/22/15 — linked again below for convenience; Track 2 — now that only the facade remains, there will be little choice but to go ahead with this expensive project at the old site. Where, meanwhile, is the transparency and careful community planning that could have yielded a better result for the entire DC Public School system?

photo: Peter MacPherson, DC's Duke Ellington SHS "renovations"
photo: Peter MacPherson, DC’s Duke Ellington SHS “renovations,” 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2105
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2105
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015
photo: Peter MacPherson, 10/2015